Not Your Grandfather’s Labor Movement

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  1. Stephanie
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    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

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    good point.

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    Email David Stokes

    I wish the collectivist left would make up its mind. One the one hand, we have been bombarded for the past few years with the emergent doctrine that the government is the answer to just about everything. On the other hand, the people who work directly for the government organize themselves into unions—the very need for which implies that the workers need a measure of protection from their employer—the government.

    It seems like a case of wanting things both ways. As we the people are called upon to cede more and more control of everything that matters to the government, we are also bearing witness to a rather odd spectacle. The very workers who form the delivery mechanism for various government services and benefits are, in effect, presenting themselves as victims of abuse by that same government.

    Seriously?


    read it all here with comments..
    Not Your Grandfather
     
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    The government being the answer to everything is merely the way the right pretends that any power to the people through government needs to be distroyed.

    No person I have ever spoken to thinks th4e government can fix everything.


    Its a right wing talking point and not the point of the view on any side.
     
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    There's no such thing. It doesn't exist.
     
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    asterism Congress != Progress

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    So why should government employees need protection from their employers?
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Businesses and unions need to redefine their relationsship. Business could save millions not providing health care, pensions, and the personel to run and maintain these programs. The unions always get mad when insurance rates go up and pensions get modified.

    The new relationship should unions take over the pension and health care plans, and business contracts the unions for X ammount of workers for an X period of time at a X ammount of money. The individual worker would have the option of joining a union or not. Maybe they don't need insurance or want a pension and can work directly for the company making more than a union member but not recieving benefits.
     
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    asterism Congress != Progress

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    That's not a bad idea. No union would ever go for it.
     
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    Same reason business groups, environmental groups, religious groups, etc. lobby the government.
     
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    asterism Congress != Progress

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    Ah. So the government is capable of exploitation?
     
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    Probably because about half the people writing the budget would rather napalm those peoples' compensation than raise taxes on the top 1%.
     
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    good grief, are Liberals born with "raising taxes" on the people of this country stamped on their brains.

    Like we don't PAY ENOUGH FRIGGEN TAXES.
     

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